Western Cape Education pilot public-private partnership in schools

Western Cape Education Department has started piloting the collaboration school model, where public schools will be partly funded by private donors.

Department head of communications, Paddy Attwell, says the department is experimenting with different approaches to increase access to quality of education in poor communities.

Attwell says parents and learners have responded well, and 'this could be a good model to follow'.

It is modeled after similar system overseas. The idea is based on what is called academic schools in the United Kingdom, where they have helped to turn around a number of under-performing schools and that's something we would like to explore here.

Paddy Attwell, Western Cape Education Department head of communications

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